HC Deb 25 June 1888 vol 327 c1131

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, as a Trustee of the Greenwich Hospital Funds, Whether having stated in his letter to the Treasury of October 18, 1886, as follows:— Their Lordships, as Trustees of the Greenwich Hospital Fund, no longer feel justified in diverting the revenues of this Charity, and the charge for the maintainance of the Seamen Pensioner Reserve must, they consider, necessarily fall on Parliamentary Votes, he proposes to discontinue so diverting the said revenues?


The correspondence to which my hon. and gallant Friend alludes shows a divergence of opinion between two Departments as to the charges which legitimately appertain to the Greenwich Hospital Funds. The payment to the Seamen Pensioner Reserve is a liability which the Admiralty must moot; and if the Greenwich Hospital Funds are the only resources out of which this liability can be defrayed, they must be applied to this purpose.